I have been concerned about the time Fire Fox takes to load and run in my Arch 64. Slow is not the word for it. I chanced upon this neat program "eatmydata". now I love funkily named programs so I had to give it a whirl.
Wow what a difference. FF now loads as quickly as Chromium and the web pages load nearly as fast too.
I do not save any history or form information in FF and use automatic saving of bookmarks via Xmarks so I do not think I am in any danger of loosing anything important by using eatmydata.
You should be aware that eatmydata carries some risk so you should only use it in circumstances where you do not mind some data loss if the universe ends suddenly.
Home site https://www.flamings...s/libeatmydata/
Man page (Ubuntu) http://manpages.ubun...atmydata.1.html
A real life example Speeding up Digikam’s face recognition (with risks)
Now I am not 100% sure what this program does or how it affects my system.I am after all a barbarian not a geek. So if anyone can give me some guidance in plain speak I would be most grateful.
Here is a screenshot of my Zim wiki,